YOUTH & FAMILY
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding;
in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight.”
St. Paul's Youth Ministry is committed to REACH youth with the love of God, CONNECT them with the Body of Christ, to PREPARE them for a life of SERVICE, in order to HONOR the one true God.
St. Paul's Youth Ministry is committed to REACH youth with the love of God, CONNECT them with the Body of Christ, to PREPARE them for a life of SERVICE, in order to HONOR the one true God. If you have questions about joining or volunteering with any of our Youth & Family ministries, please connect with DCE Christopher Brown.
Active Christian Teens (ACT) is our ministry to teens and includes youth in grades 7-12 and is similar to the larger LYF (Lutheran Youth Fellowship) division of the LCMS. Opportunities for fellowship, service, worship and study are available at various times of the year.
Keep an eye on the church calendar for when these opportunities may pop up!
LCMS Youth Gathering
St. Paul's youth have the opportunity to attend the LCMS Youth Gathering, held every 3 years. During the five days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from across the synod.
Fundraising and other preparation events happen in the years prior to the Gathering. We are currently preparing for 2025.
Confirmation Ministry is held on Wednesday evenings at St. Paul's is for students in grades 7-9. We study the Lutheran Confessions, Luther's Small Catechism and are incorporating a new publication called Lutheranism 101. Confirmation is instructed by Pastor Andrew Ratcliffe for the 9th Grade Class, DCE Christopher Brown for 8th grade class and Ron Woeste and Tim Carlson for the 7th Grade.
For more information please click on Luther's Seal.
We invite all children ages 3 years old to 6th Grade for Cross Exploration Sunday School. Also we encourage our 7-8th Grade students and our High School students to join us in the basement Youth Room for Sunday School class. Sunday School begins at 10:30AM following worship and at 11AM the children go to the sanctuary for a closing time. Sunday School concludes at 11:15AM.
Jesus And Me (JAM) Club and Sr. JAM is our Children's Ministry Program for kids in grades 1-6 which meets on Wednesdays. JAM Club begins right after school and concludes at 5:00PM on alternating weeks for grades 1-3 and grades 4-6. JAM Club typically meets Sept, Oct and Jan-April.
2022 Update - on hold until we have enough volunteers.
JAM Club attendees do not have to be St. Paul's members. We welcome all students!
Vacation Bible School
St. Paul's hosts a 4-day Vacation Bible School (VBS) event in July each year. All children are welcome for this fun-filled evening event learning about and sharing the love of God.
Watch the church calendar or Facebook page for dates and registration information.